1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

George Stevens

Contributed by: Colin Fakes, on 2008-11-10

George Stevens
First Name George
Surname Stevens
Year of Birth 1887
Year of Death 1914
Regiment Suffolk Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

George's Story

2nd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment had crossed the Belgian border on 22nd August 1914 and advanced as far as Mons-Conde Canal. On this day the first shots of the Great War were fired.The British were pushed back which in history became known as The Retreat from Mons. George Stevens was my great uncle. Killed in action on 26 August 1914 fighting at Le Cateau.

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